Mardi Gras is behind us, but the good times are still rolling in the Big Easy. The New Orleans Jazz Festival is arguably the most festive and spirited time of year. Jazz Fest is two weekends of music by national and local artists, sinfully delicious Cajun/Creole dishes (i.e. crawfish etouffe, gumbo, fried turkey wings, etc.), art, warm weather and icy daiquiris and/or beer, depending on your preference. It's a time to leave your briefcases and stilettos at home and pack your khakis, sunglasses and most comfortable pair of flip flops. While in the city you can take advantage of a relaxing streetcar ride down St. Charles in the morning, and a more "invigorating" stroll down Bourbon Street at night. And don't feel guilty about enjoying the pleasures of this magical city becuase every time a visitor enters New Orleans, it promises a revitalized economy for N.O. post-K. Jazz Fest season takes place over two weekends, April 27-29th and May 4-6th. On the first weekend you can see artists such as: Jill Scott, Norah Jones, Ludacris, and Rebirth Brass Band. On the second weekend, watch out for: John Legend, Branford Marsalis, New Edition, and Joss Stone.